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  WTTG    Fox 5 Morning News at 425am    News  News/Business. New.  

    October 12, 2012
    4:25 - 5:00am EDT  

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tomorrow it's suspended tape. everything. oh, i thought -- i didn't know who you were. come on. ♪ that's what we dishin' about >> i know you're under a lot of duress to -- you think we will be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other jie. feisty face-off at the vice presidential debate. among the things that people are talking about is all that smiling and grinning from joe biden. the are worth walk-offer. the dramatic home run in the bottom of the ninth inning
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forcing a decisive game five for the nats. we get all our top stories in just a minute. first, let's talk about weather. here is tucker barnes. >> what air saying is weather is not our top story this morning. >> it is among the top stories. >> it doesn't need to be. we'll be dry but we are going to be cool. let's get right to the satellite pictures. see the cloud cover off to the north and west? that is the next cold front. it comes through dry but it will pick up the winds and our temperatures will bottom out again later tonight in time for that nationals game and tomorrow morning, i've got a freeze watch for much of the area here north and west of the city. today, sunny, bright, temperatures a little warmer than yesterday. mid-60s up ahead of that front. more details on the weather coming up in just a minute. let's get back to those top stories. >> last night's vice presidential debate tops our stories this morning. congressman paul ryan and vice
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president joe biden sparred over taxes, medicare and foreign policy. >> if we are hit by terrorists, we are going to call it for what it is, a terrorist attack. our ambassador in paris has a marine detachment guarding him. shouldn't we have a marine detachment guarding our ambassador in benghazi, a place where we knew there was an al- qaeda cell with arms? >> we weren't told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security. and by the way, at the time, we were told exactly -- we said exactly what the intelligence community told us that they knew. >> the next debate between president obama and governor romney is next tuesday night. a huge day for d.c. sports fans and they will try to clinch the series with the
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cardinals tonight. a lot of excitement looking ahead to tonight. let's hope there is just as much excitement as there was at nats park for game number four. >> jayson werth knocked it out of the park, nats win. >> nattitude. >> what did do you when he hit that? >> i did what everybody else did? we were jumping out of the stands. >> that's all right. do you remember last night, game before that? >> we're coming back. >> what did you do when he hit that? >> i went crazy. it was astonishing. i love it when there is walk- offs. >> wasn't that exciting. >> you still have to win more against the world champions.
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see you tomorrow. >> he had a great at-bat. i almost knocked him over. >> love him. love him. doing great. doing great. >> the first win in nats stadium in the playoffs. one more! >> i couldn't believe it. he called it. >> yeah! >> it was unbelievable. i was in shock. every day, baby. this is, it the world series. >> it is the stuff of legend. that is history. i mean the great at-bats in history. >> there wasn't an empty seat in the park. people were waving their towels when worth hit that home run. plenty ahead. weather, traffic and all your top stories. fox 5 morning news at 4:30
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starts now. good morning to you. live look outside. happy friday, everyone. it is october 12th, 2012. that is the u.s. capitol dome and we are in washington, d.c. where the nationals are still alive. good morning. i'm wisdom martin. sarah has the day off. welcome to fox 5 morning news. i was trying to give you an out by talking about the nationals and the os won and the excitement. >> we got a lot of great baseball later this afternoon. >> what is up with the weather? >> so let's get to some numbers. let's talk about right now. we are cool and the temperatures falling back. look at dulles, 39 degrees at dulles. 49 at reagan national. lots of sunshine today but off to the north and west, see the chock out towards detroit, that
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is our next cold front that. will wash through here later today. it will pick up the winds. later this afternoon, we'll have pretty good breezes. as we get into the nighttime hours, our temperatures will fall off. so game time tonight i think we'll be in the 50s but there will be a pretty good breeze out of the north and west, probably 15, 20 miles per hour. we'll see if that is a player in the game. the game time, no problem, we're in the expecting any rain showers. 64degrees our daytime high and breezy. a little warmer than yesterday. >> all right, cool. good time as we get ready to take this next game, right? >> can't wait. >> thank you very much. it is the talker throughout the region. jayson werth's walkoff home run in the bottom of the ninth. worth's at bat was legendary.
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he faced 12 pitches and blasted the 13th. a lot of people had written off the nats after they got blown out after game two and three. but not worth and the rest of the team. >> it doesn't matter how much you lose by. i knew the type of mennality our club has and the guys bring it every day. -- i knew the type of mentality our club has and the guys bring it every day. >> the nats still have one more game to win. the winner will face the giants in the league championship series. more high drama for our friends to the north. the orioles also faced elimination against the yank yankees. it was tied in the 13th when jahi jahi hard -- j. j. hardy hit the game winning run.
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turning to politics now and last night's debate between congressman paul ryan and vice president joe biden. it was heated at times. let's get more from sherry ly. >> reporter: this ones with a doozy. the vice president really clashed with his republican rival, paul ryan. the two candidates interrupted each other in a 90-minute debate that was as fiery and contentious every minute from start to finish. the vice president and the gop nominee presenting different viewpoints. >> can you cut tax rates by 20% and still preserve these important preferences for middle class taxpayers. >> not mathematically possible. >> it is. >> reporter: biden and ryan also challenging each other over foreign policy. >> the president of the united states has led with a steady hand and clear vision. governor romney, the opposite. the last thing we need now is
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another war. >> what we he unraveling of the obama policy. >> reporter: the two sparring over the hot button issue of health care. >> obamacare takes $716 from medicine cage to spend on obamacare. >> what we did is we saved $716 billion and put it back, applied it to medicare. we cut the cost of made care. we stopped overpaying insurance companies and doctors and hospitals. >> the vice president trying to shift the momentum after mitt romney's strong showing at last week's debate. his 42-year-old rival keeps fighting back. >> i know you are under a lot of during rest to make up for lost ground but i think people will be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other. >> reporter: that is the way it went all night long. after last night's debate, the focus turns back to the two candidates at the top of the ticket. president obama and mitt romney
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will have their second debate next tuesday. >> that next debate is next week at hofstra university in new york. the final match-up is set for the # 2nd florida. we will carry the next two debates live here on fox 5. -- the final match-up is set for the 22 in florida. theresa douglas drove her bus through the employee lounge last december. prosecutors say she had posted on facebook the night before that she was ready to go to jail. she faces up to 53 years behind bars when she is sentenced today. i 4-year-old boy is recovering after falling out of a ninth floor apartment window. audrey barnes has more. >> reporter: the screen on this ninth floor apartment window gave with a sending a 4-year- old boy tumbling some 90 feet to the ground.
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instead of slamming into the industrial sized air conditioning units below, this tree broke his fall. aresa saw came by just as it happened. >> i saw the child lying right over there. >> reporter: was he cry something i don't yeah, he was crying. >> reporter: a neighbor called 911 and the boy was rushed to a tarek mehannaer center with serious injuries. police say he was conscious and talking and asked when he could go home. before that happens, investigators have some questions for his mother like was anyone watching him or was he home alone. >> two nights ago and she asked me would i watch the baby for her and she said she would get back with me on that. i never did see her. but when i came down today, this is what i seen, her baby on the ground. >> reporter: do you think he was left home alone?
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>> i don't know. >> reporter: washington, who lived in the building 22 years, says this accident is a wake-up call. >> the kids are very inquisitive. they want to know what is this, what is that. you have to watch children. >> reporter: audrey barnes, fox 5 news. >> police in prince george's county are asking for your help in identifying this man who they say robbed two university of maryland students wednesday night and attempted to rob a third. all of the robberies occurred on baltimore avenue. the suspect robbed the first student at gunpoint. that student was taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay. the nationwide meningitis outbreak causing more worries this morning. that is coming up next as we check more headlines. plus, space shuttle endeavour on the move this morning headed to its final destination. we are cheing more headlines coming up next. 
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we are awaiting the announcement of this year's nobel peace prize winner. that is set to happen in about
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20 minutes. this is no indication who the nobel committee has selected. the head of the committee has already said it was a unanimous and fairly easy decision. we'll bring you the information just as soon as we know all about t. today, a muslim civil liberties and advocacy group is expected to announce its advertising campaign. this is all in response to the anti-jihad ads that went up last week in metro stations. cair says their ads will go up in metro stations firing back at the controversial advertisements. last week, a judge ruled that metro had to alou the anti- jihad ads. some muslim americans see the ads as an attack on islam. the nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid shots is spreading. the number. cases has jumped to at least 170 from 137 just a day earlier
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-- the number of cases has jumped to at least 170 from 137 just a day earlier. state leaders are now looking into whether the company violated its license. the company issued a voluntary recall of the medication. today kick off a three high pressure day fundraising event for the fight against breast cancer. thousands will come together for the annual susan g. komen three-day event. it is a 60-mile walk through the d.c. area. proceeds will go to breast cancer research and local community outreach programs. the walk begins at the armory mall and end at the washington monument. space shuttle endeavour's final mission is under way. just hours ago, the retired spacecraft started its trip from l.a. international airport to the l.a. science center where it will go on display. is being pulled through the city treats over the next few days. endeavour flew 25 times over two decades. a long-time d.c. council
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member accused of wrongdoing within the board that oversees the metro. details of jim graham's alleged code of conduct violation while he served on the board. first, we'll talk about weather. >> good morning. cool temperatures to start your day. real cool temperatures. i'll have all the details on that friday forecast for you. julie wright, we'll take a look at traffic too with her coming up after the break.
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welcome back to fox 5 morning news. live look outside at the u.s. capitol dome. when i came in, i broke down. i didn't turn on the heater but i did put on i ajacket. i had two people at work ask me why i had on a jacket. it was a light jacket. >> it was cold out. >> those two people who are in this building know now. >> noticeably cooler than it was 4 hours ago. it will be cool for the next couple of days. this afternoon, we'll see plenty of sun. this kind of cool pattern continues. >> just like it was cool yesterday when the nats won. effect is tied to the nats today. >> then we'll be talking about
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getting hot. hoare is your current temperature. 49 in washington. 30 breaking out across the region. 39 at dulles. cumberland, maryland, 4 degrees. 40 in fredericksburg this morning. -- cumberland, maryland, 34 degrees. this is our next cold front. this one will wash across the area by mid- to late afternoon. it will bring us just a few clouds. expecting dry conditions. the winds will pick up ahead of the front and behind the front, we'll get some very gusty northwest wind so we can see winds gust maybe 25, maybe 30 miles per hour later this afternoon and we'll still have pretty breezy conditions around here at game time tonight. we'll see if that plays a role at all in the game later. but it will cool down big time at the park later tonight. make sure you are ready to bring a jacket to the park. want to mention a freeze watch, not here in the district but it is awfully close. all the counties just off to
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the west and north including loudoun county, montgomery county under a freeze watch. the big warning or watch is if you have tender vegetation, you want to make sure you get them covered up as temperatures off to the north and west will get awfully close to the freezing mark by tomorrow morning. winds north and west, five to 10 and check out your gusts later this afternoon to about 30 as that frontal system comes through. 39 tonight here in the city. clear and cold, i mentioned your freeze watch north and west. here is your accu-weather forecast. we'll warm it up by sunday. still on tap to low 70s sunday afternoon. let's do some traffic and get the latest from julie wright. >> on the roads this morning, you we'll will find your lanes
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are open around the capital beltway. overnight construct has cheered traveling between nutley street and the capital beltway off of 66. no problems to report east or westbound. you will find on the beltway traveling between 95, 66 and continuing up towards the american legion bridge, overnight construction in the process of being cleared there as well. no trouble spots to report for those continuing north on i-95 out of newington. traffic volume rolling at speed continuing out towards the springfield interchange. traffic is running smoothly each way at the wilson bridge. lanes are open coming southbound along 270 leaving germantown headed out towards the lane divide. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. on-timetraffic. the board that oversees metro has released a report slamming a former board member and veteran d.c. council member jim graham for mixing city business with metro business. the 62-page report accused graham of trying to dissuade a
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metro land developer by offering a deal involving luke ative d.c. business. graham says he does not have any recollection of the incident but points out the report does not include there is any criminal wrongdoing involved. coming up next, a plan to get udc back on track financially but that could mean some pretty big cuts. we'll have the details coming up next. the moist powder removes three times more dirt than vacuuming alone while neutralizing odors for a clean you can see, smell and really enjoy. don't just vacuum clean. resolve clean.
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♪ the future of the university of the district of columbia was top priority yesterday afternoon as members of the university fought for a plan to get the school back on track financially. jobs and a campus location were just some of the issues at stake. fox 5's matt ackland sploins. >> reporter: a packed council chamber. sitting in the front, udc president alan sees toms. a councilmember listed off serious problems he sees at
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udc. >> the university is currently in a financially untenable position. it is undercapitalized. >> the board of trustees has some. eed a number of ideas from job cuts to closing the udc community college campus on north capital, moving that campus to the main campus on connecticut avenue t could save more than $5 million a year. >> udc should be right size but the community college should be left alone. >> reporter: one of the first speakers focused his comments directly at the leader of the university, even speaking about issues fox 5 uncovered last year when it comes to expensive travel by dr. sessoms. >> dr. sessoms which was famous for taking overseas trips, being escort the around like he was the president of the united states, did not want anything to do with the community
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college. >> reporter: michael brown compared udc to other universities. >> udc pays its faculty and staff substantially more than the salaries of its peer universities with overall average of 33% higher than the median range. >> reporter: those on staff begged the council for more support saying udc is moving in the right direction. >> we need your support, financial and otherwise, to be successful. thank you. >> reporter: that financial support that udc needs does not come cheap. the university is asking for $21 million to get the right sizing project started. $10million of that will be used in employee separation costs. with all the excitement over the washington nationals, let's in the forget about the redskins. another big game this weekend but the question is will robert griffin iii be ready? we'll get an update on his condition following last sunday's concussion. sports is coming up next. stay with us.
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in sports, the detroit tigers are headed to the american league championship series. the tigers beat the as 6-0. the fran giant are headed to the national league championship series. a grand slam homer in the fifth inning sealed their game five win. the giants will face the winner of the nationals-cardinals series. thursday night football, tennessee titans pulled off a big-time upset. matt hasselbeck threw a five- yard touchdown in the fourth. then a 40-yard field goal in the final seconds to win. it the final score, 26-23. another good sign for the skins fans. robert griffin iii practiced yesterday and he says he feels
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good. if he doesn't have any setbacks from last week's concussion, he will get the start against the vikings on sunday. lindsay murphy put two redskins to the challenge testing their knowledge of minnesota in the latest edition of four down showdown. showdown. fur. >> reporter: it is week six of the four down showdown and the defense is leading the offense 3-1. representing the defense ryan kerrigan and the offense, brandon banks. >> should be another cakewalk for the defense. no doubt. >> i like it. we'll start with the first down question. the fastest answer plus you have to get it right wins. what is the capital of
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minnesota. >> minneapolis. >> no. st.paul. >> it is 1-0 defense. no pressure brandon. >> second down, the hubert h. humphrey metrodome, the vikings stadium used to be home to this other pro minnesota team. >> i said it first. >> that is a tie. >> would do we give it to. >> we'll do a tie. third down. this is not a nickname for minnesota. a land of 10,000 lakes. the bred and butter state. the north star state or d they're all names. >> d. >> bread and butter state. >> or all of the above. >> all of the above. >> the bread and butter state. >> i've heard the 10,000 lakes one. never the other ones. >> that was a true process of
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elimination. >> we're tied up 2-2. this mall in bloomington, minnesota -- >> mall of america. >> that ain't fair. you need to finish asking the question. >> he knew it though. >> he didn't know what it was. >> you won, 4-1 defense. glad to hold the standard over here. >> four down show downis 4-1. the defense is winning. we'll see you next week. >> plenty ahead. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. all right. happy friday, everyone. october12th, 2012, live look outside right now at the washington monument and oh, happy day, the nats won, the orioles won, rg iii is going to play this weekend. a lot happening. >> and it's friday. >> good morning to